2016 MAMA Winners

December 4, 2016 | 2594 Visits

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held December 2, 2016. For the seventh year in a row, the awards were held outside of Korea with the event taking place at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong for the fourth consecutive year. Like with previous years, the event was riddled with poor sound and mistakes (Day6 being called Day8, for example) showing how ill-prepared the awards ceremony organizers were. Additionally, controversy came into play with two of the biggest stories this year was Taeyeon backing out of a performance with Wiz Khalifa (either due to “no explanation” or technical issues) and YG artists opting to not appear this year. Despite the show’s issues, fans’ spirits weren’t dampened as the winners were named. Without further ado, here are the 2016 MAMA winners.


2016 Best of Next Award (Female): BLACKPINK

2016 Best of Next Award (Male): Monsta X

Best Asian Artist China: Hua Chenyu


Best Asian Artist Indonesia: Isyana Sarasvati

Best Asian Artist Japan: Sekai No Owari

Best Asian Artist Singapore: JJ Jin

Best Asian Artist Thailand: Getsunova


Best Asian Artist Vietnam: Noo Phouc Thinh

Best Asian Style Award (award to most tweeted about celebrity during the ceremony): EXO

Best Band Performance: CNBLUE

Best Collaboration: Suzy (miss A) and Baekhyun (EXO) “Dream”

Best Dance Performance (Female Group): GFRIEND

Best Dance Performance (Solo): Taemin “Press Your Number”

Best Dance Performance Group (Male): BTS

Best Female Artist: Taeyeon (SNSD)

Best Female Group: TWICE

Best Male Artist: Zico

Best Male Group: EXO

Best Music Video: BLACKPINK “Whistle”

Best New Female Artist: I.O.I

Best New Male Artist: NCT 127

Best OST: Lee Juck “Don’t Worry”

Best Rap Performance: BewhY, Cjamm “Puzzle”


Best Vocal Performance Group: Davichi

Best Vocal Performance Solo (Female): Ailee

Best Vocal Performance Solo (Male): Crush

Hotels Combined Album of the Year: EXO EX’ACT

Hotels Combined Artist of the Year: BTS

World Performer: Seventeen

Worldwide Favorite Artist: GOT7


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—-Joelle Halon

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